Meet Our Innovators/Leaders

At Kent Innovation High teaching and learning happen in a completely different way than traditional schools. It's so different that we don't have teachers. We have facilitators who work together in teams, much like how our students work together. Our facilitators very seldom provide a traditional lecture and instead act as coaches and mentors. They work with students to help them complete projects that address real life problems. They deliver "just-in-time" learning - what students need, when they need it based on the demands of each project. 

All of our facilitators are certified teachers and their experience ranges from those at the very beginning of their careers to those with a decade or more of teaching under their belts.  

Check out their personal pages and get to know each of them a little better.


Al Harris - Geometry

Brenda Perry  - Biology & Senior Expereince

Julia Bierema  - Algebra 1, Geometry & Pre-Calculus

Jeff Bush  - Civics & Economics

Marcus Deja  - Algebra 2                                                                                                                   

Karalyn Collard - Administrative Assistant to the Principal

Dr. Brandy Lovelady Mitchell  - Principal  

Danee Lucas  - American Studies

Daniel Ozinga - Chemistry

Mark Redner  - Teacher Consultant

Rachel Haddad  - English 11

Ray Veneklase  - Teacher Consultant

Sandra Stupica - English 9, English 12

Gerry Verwey  - Physics